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Giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in Chengdu

By Ben on Thu Sep 29 2011
Giant panda cubs nap at a nursery in Chengdu
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The photo above from page A5 of yesterday's Washington Post.  So cute!
"The caption: "This photo taken on September 26, 2011 shows a group of giant panda cubs napping at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province. China has launched its once-a-decade panda census, trying to determine how many of the endangered animals live in the wild amid efforts to boost numbers. The census — the fourth since it was first launched in the 1970s — is also expected to ascertain pandas' living conditions, ages and any change in habitat. According to the count a decade ago, there are 1,596 pandas left in the wild in China, with 1,206 of them living in Sichuan."